The City: Breuer's Blockbuster

THE CITY

The American Institute of Architects is presenting its Gold Medal to Marcel Breuer this week. It may be a good thing this is happening in Portland, Ore., 2,445 miles away from Manhattan, where such an award ceremony right now would be sure to bring out pickets. Why would anybody want to picket Breuer, a kindly man of 66 and a distinguished architect whose Whitney Museum is one of the finest things that any designer has done for Manhattan in years? Because last week Breuer unveiled his plans for a $100 million, 55-story office building—to be placed on top of Grand...

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